Condo Blues: A Baby Food Jar Chandelier?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Baby Food Jar Chandelier?

I’m always on the lookout for ideas and ways to reuse empty baby food jars. Let me tell you I have one of the most organized Condos around thanks to baby food jars!

“Um, Lisa,” you say, “We know the economy is bad and we’re all trying to save money, but come on…”

No. No. no. It’s not me, who’s eating baby food, it’s Blitzkrieg. Blitzkrieg has to take allergy medication. Like most dogs, he won’t take a plain pill, so I smoother it in carrot baby food and he devours it. Baby food* has less calories than peanut butter or squeeze cheese and has our vet’s blessing because nobody likes a porky Peke. Nobody.

Come summer, when Blitzkrieg’s seasonal allergies kick in I’m going to be swimming in empty baby food jars.

I’m running out of ways to use the jars so into the recycling bin they may go. That is until I saw this ingenious baby food jar chandelier in Natural Home Magazine . Who knew a couple of repurposed barrel hoops, chain, wire and baby food jars could look so good?

Photo courtesy of Natural Home Magazine.

I think it would look stunning hanging over an outdoor dining table.

Do you have any tips on how to reuse empty baby food jars?

*I’m not a veterinarian nor do I play one on TV. Not all vegetables are safe for dogs to eat. Check with your vet first before giving people food to your dog.

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Melissa said...

Wow, I love it, wow!

Jane said...

The chandy is a great idea. I hope you make it so I can get ideas how you do it. As for other uses...I have seen Martha use them for paint storage. She fills each one with a house paint and then when she needs to do a touch up she only has to get out the little jar.

Barbara Jean said...

Great idea!!

barbara jean

Cheap Like Me said...

So cool!

Kristin - The Goat said...

You may need to open up an etsy shop with your baby food jar chandeliers!!

Maridith said...

Okay that is just awesome!! Love it!!Just beautiful!!

Tia said...

That is so darn cool!!!

Kasey said...

lovely!! Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Oh. my. goodness. That is FABULOUS! I MUST have one. Care to send your extra jars my way?
Thanks for linking up!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, that is pure genius! Who woulda thought you could make something so pretty out of baby food jars. Love it!

~Kimberly said...

I love it! I have a couple boxes FULL of baby food jars that I just can't part with! I wish I could do something like what you did.
Awesome job!

Chris P said...

That looks like a fun project. Everyone in our family used to have a spinning device made from wood and baby food jars that we used to store screws, nails and such in the workshop.

Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

Wow, I love it! While you were describing it I was a little dubious, but the photo won me over completely. You should definitely try one of your own!

Robj98168 said...

LOL I like that chandelier (or is it candolier?) I use bfjars for storage of nails, screws and such, buit recently discovered prescription medice jars for that use... Good thing I don't have a baby. Babies and diareticsd don't mix well.

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